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Ma vie en cinémascope (2004)

1952, Québec - Alys Robi, vocalist at the top of her popularity and recognized worldwide, was interned in spite of herself, by her father. Medical authorities prescribe her the only cure ... See full summary »

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Denise Filiatrault
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Alys Robi
Michel Barrette ... Napoléon "Paulo" Robitaille
Serge Postigo ... Olivier Guimond
Denis Bernard ... Lucio Agostini
Noémie Yelle Noémie Yelle ... Alys Roby, adolescente
Johanne-Marie Tremblay ... Bertine Robitaille
Adèle Reinhardt ... Rosanna
Lise Dion ... Manda
Nathalie Mallette ... Rose "La Poune" Ouellette
Chantal Baril ... Juliette Pétrie
Normand Chouinard ... Jean Grimaldi
Charles-André Bourassa Charles-André Bourassa ... Gérard Robitaille
Ariel Gendron Ariel Gendron ... Alys Robitaille, enfant
Martin Cloutier ... Baloune
Tony Robinow Tony Robinow ... Agent d'Alys Robi
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1952, Québec - Alys Robi, vocalist at the top of her popularity and recognized worldwide, was interned in spite of herself, by her father. Medical authorities prescribe her the only cure for a possible cure: the lobotomy. Under the bright lights of the operating room, Alys sees her 28-year life flash before her eyes. At age 13 she left alone to conquer the big city, Montreal, under the name Alys Robi. She first worked at the National Theatre with "La Poune" who takes her under her wing and then joined the cast of John Grimaldi. She met Olivier Guimond, her first love. Ambitious, she leaves to live a professional and romantic relationship with Lucio Asgotini who will eventually break her heart. Alys Robi charm a whole generation with her Latin rhythms such as "Tico Tico" and "Besame Mucho". She has conquered the world and Hollywood where MGM's desire and the American press call her a "Goddess". Alys Robi embodies the American dream, a story of triumph, glory, love, but also a story ... Written by Anonymous

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Alys Robi, whose life this movie is based upon, saw the completed movie during a private screening prior to release and was very enthusiastic about the accuracy of the events of her life depicted, public as well as private. See more »

Soundtracks

Besame Mucho
Written by Consuelo Velázquez & Jean Lalonde
Performed by Pascale Bussières
Peermusic international / peermusic Canada inc.
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Homage to Pascale Bussières
5 January 2005 | by rosacaronSee all my reviews

Bravo!! for the beautiful play of Pascale Bussières. For me, when she arrived on the screen, I had goose-flesh on my arms and soon after, tears of emotion in my eyes caused by the great quality of her interpretation. She will merit largely a Jutra prize for that performance. Not surprising, when we consider the international experience as actress of that beautiful young woman. The pure masterpiece of an actress on the large screen!!! Encore Bravo!!!

It's also necessary to say good words about the wonderful text and direction of Denise Filiatrault, who has a long experience of the show-business, as actress and as director of comedy on the TV and on the large screens. But what is adding a great value to that film, "Ma Vie en Cinemascope", is the fact that Denise Filiatrault has personally known Alys Robi by playing with her on the same stages as a young singer in her debut. More, she had Alys Robi besides her on the stage during the making of the film. It reveals a great honesty in saying the truth of what was the life and the suffering of that great artist who was Alys Robi.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English | Spanish | Latin

Release Date:

17 December 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life in Cinemascope See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,750,263

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,750,263
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(Québec)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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